Angove Organic Chardonnay 2010
Light straw with green hues, this is a medium bodied white. Peach, lemon and cantaloupe flavours combine with light oak on the nose. On the palate the wine has a sublime texture and good length with a soft finish.
This elegant wine makes a perfect partner to a variety of seafood dishes such as paella or salmon potpie as well as roast chicken or creamy pasta dishes.
Residual Sugar: <2 gms/l
Alc/ Vol: 13.5%
2010 was almost a perfect vintage. Some rain and good inflows into the Murray Darling allowed vines to be watered adequately during the growing season. A short hot period in November lead to some irregular flowering and set and subsequently reduced yield. The rest of the growing period was excellent, lots of sun for ripening, yet cool nights to retain freshness and flavour.
Picked late at night to harvest the grapes as cold as possible the grapes were transported to the winery and pressed using modern membrane tank presses. After cold settling the clear juice was carefully racked to cooled fermentation tanks and small oak barrels and inoculated with selected yeasts. Cool fermentation was followed by minimal handling filtration and bottling at the Angove Family’s Certified Organic winery.
“Bright green-straw; certified organically grown; like the shiraz, well-handled, and with plenty of flavour. Its organic credentials are enhanced by the Lean+Green bottle with 38% less glass than the conventional bottle. This results in 19% less water being used and 19% less carbon dioxide being produced in the bottle production.” 88 points » James Halliday » The Weekend Australian Jan 15 2011
Bronze Medal » Royal Hobart Wine Show 2010